Exercise General description
Seneca's Explore Your Anger Rehearse Seneca considers anger the most dangerous passion and the one that is most important to learn, through philosophical practice, to ameliorate. He dedicates his play "Medea" to an exploration of a mythical woman's anger and entitled one of his most famous books "On Anger." He calls anger "the most hideous and frenzied of all the emotions", and writes, "No plague has cost the human race more dear. You will see bloodshed and poisoning, the vile countercharge of criminals, the downfall of cities and whole nations given to destruction, princely persons sold at public auction, houses put to the torch..." This exercise questions us to explore the nature and sources of our anger. The exercise "Seneca's Balms for Anger" offers methods to practice Stoic medicine for this particular sickness.
Global Exercise
Quotations from Stoic Philosophers like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus
Behold the most glorious cities whose foundations can scarcely be traced -- anger cast them down